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Casio Introduces Award Winning High Speed EXILIM Digital Cameras Offering Burst Shooting In The Slimmest Look Yet
 March 3, 2009

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CASIO INTRODUCES AWARD WINNING HIGH SPEED EXILIM DIGITAL CAMERAS OFFERING BURST SHOOTING IN THE SLIMMEST LOOK YET

Stylish digital cameras make great use of Casio’s high-speed digital technologies

LAS VEGAS, NV, MARCH 3, 2009 — Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released some exciting details about its upcoming digital camera models today. Soon to be released are the slim, compact High Speed EXILIM models EX-FS10 and EX-FC100 featuring high-speed burst shooting faster than an SLR camera.

Casio has been a pioneer in digital cameras for over ten years. The new models maintain Casio’s long tradition of innovation and creativity. In 1995, Casio introduced the QV-10, the world’s first consumer digital camera with an LCD monitor so users could view the images they had just taken. In 2002, the company released the EX-S1, a card-sized camera so thin that it could be carried anywhere. In 2008, Casio launched the highly anticipated EX-F1 and EX-FH20, boasting high-speed burst shooting capabilities to ensure that users would never miss a crucial moment again, not to mention the ability to record high-speed movies that capture motion too fast for the human eye to perceive.

Casio’s effective use of fast digital technologies to deliver unprecedented high-speed burst shooting and high-speed image processing of these new models has exceeded all expectations of what digital cameras should be able to accomplish. These stylish cameras are the first bold step in a major transformation of the traditional definition of the photograph, offering users entirely new ways of enjoying still and moving images. 

High Speed EXILIM models EX-FS10 and EX-FC100
By reducing the size of the circuitry and the image sensor units, Casio has produced two very small cameras that offer a high-speed 30 shot-per-second burst rate and high-speed movies at a maximum of 1000 fps. The EX-FS10 is a card-sized camera just .64” thin, and the EX-FC100 is a compact camera that fits perfectly in the palm of the hand. These cameras also offer a number of other innovative functions including allowing the user to capture a still image while viewing the movement of their subject in slow motion and automatically selecting and saving one frame from continuous shots.

“Casio is dedicated to creating ‘out of the box’ features and new technology packed into our digital cameras,” said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Sales for Digital Imaging Division at Casio America, Inc.  “We continue to be at the forefront of the digital camera market, providing new levels of convenience for the consumer taking photographs and shooting high-quality videos.“

The new cameras will be available at retail in April.   The EX-FS10 will have an MSRP of $349.99 and will be available in blue, gray, and red.  The EX-FC100 will have an MSRP of $349.99 and will be available in black and white. 

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EX-FS10
   
EX-FC100
   

EX-FC100 Black

EX-FC100 White
 

High Speed EXILIM Models EX-FS10 and EX-FC100
Stylish, high-speed digital cameras that offer high-speed burst shooting

Two high-speed digital cameras that are convenient to carry everywhere
High-speed burst shooting and high-speed movie functions have been squeezed into these slim, compact, highly mobile cameras.

EX-FS10
In this card-sized camera measuring just 3.8” wide x 2.3” high x .64” thin, Casio has packed a newly developed 3X optical inner-zoom lens and a 2.5-inch high-performance Super Clear LCD. This high-speed model boasts an effective 9.1-megapixel resolution.

EX-FC100
The EX-FC100 is a compact camera measuring 3.9” wide x 2.3” high x .9” thin. It offers a 5X optical zoom lens with a CMOS shift anti-shake function and a 2.7-inch high-performance Super Clear LCD. This high-speed model boasts an effective 9.1-megapixel resolution.

30 shot-per-second high-speed burst shooting ensures that every crucial moments is captured
Both of these cameras can take up to 30 shots per second of high-resolution 6.0-megapixel images. What’s more, they can save up to 25 frames prior to the instant that the shutter button is actually pressed, so even if the user hits the shutter a bit late, that special moment will not be missed. The number of shots per second can be set at 30, 15, 10, 5, 3 or auto, and the user can set the total number of shots in one burst at 30, 20, 10 or 5.

Easy, convenient functions that make the most of high-speed burst shooting
These cameras can automatically record just the best of the images captured in a high-speed burst. Also, a number of images from a burst can be combined into a single image. It is this high-speed burst capability that offers the functionality for easily creating photos precisely in accordance with the wishes of the user. After taking a set of shots, there is no need to go to the trouble of manually select the best one.

Slow Motion View
By pressing a dedicated button during shooting, it is possible to view the movement of the subject in slow motion on the LCD monitor. The user can press the shutter while viewing the LCD monitor, selecting the perfect moment to capture from a scene that looks as if time has been slowed down.

High-Speed Anti-Shake and High-Speed Night Scene functions
These functions work because the cameras can combine a number of images taken in burst mode, and then align the position of the subject to form a single shot. This means that, even without a tripod, zoom photography and night shots are beautifully rendered, virtually making photo blur a thing of the past.

High-Speed Best Selection
To ensure that a natural, fleeting smile is captured, these cameras can automatically select the best image from a set of images taken in burst mode, with the subject smiling, with no photo blur, and with the subject’s eyes open. The best image will be saved.

Lag Correction
These cameras make it possible to set in advance the time lag between the moment that the user wants to capture and the actual time of taking the picture. This way, it is possible to capture that precious instant at any time, with minimal lag. This works because the cameras select from the images they temporarily store in their burst mode buffers the one image that was taken at the specified interval prior to the shutter being released, and just that image is saved.

High-speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps
These cameras have a high-speed movie function that can record motion that is ordinarily too fast for the human eye to see, and then play it back in ultra-slow motion. The frame rate can be set at 1000 fps, 420 fps or 210 fps. Also, even while recording a movie clip at the standard speed (30 fps), by pressing a single button the frame rate can be changed to the 210 fps high-speed mode.

HD Movie function
The HD Movie function will record beautiful videos at a size of 1280x720 pixels. Also, pressing the dedicated photo button while shooting an HD movie clip will capture a 6.0-megapixel still image.

EX-FS10 / EX-FC100 Specifications

HIGH SPEED EXILIM

EX-FS10

EX-FC100

Number of Effective Pixels

9.10 million

Image Sensor

 

1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS

Total Pixels

10.29 million

File Format

Still Images

JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)

Movies

AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)

Recording Media

SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card

Number of Recorded Pixels

Still Images

9M (3456 x 2592), 3:2 (3456 x 2304), 16:9 (3456 x 1944),
6M (2816 x 2112), 4M (2304 x 1728), 2M (1600 x 1200), VGA (640 x 480)

STD Movies

640 x 480 (30 fps)

HD Movies

1280 x 720 (30 fps)

Hi-speed Movies (HS)

1000 fps, 420 fps, 210 fps, 30-210 fps

Operating Speed

High-speed Continuous Shutter

30 fps, 15 fps, 10 fps, 5 fps, 3 fps (maximum image size: 2816 x 2112 pixels)

Lens

Construction

11 lenses in 9 groups, including aspherical lens

9 lenses in 7 groups, including aspherical lens

F-number

F3.9 (W) to F5.4 (T)

F3.6 (W) to F4.5 (T)

Focal Length

 

f=6.66  to 19.98mm

f=6.42 to 32.1mm

35mm Film Equivalent

Approx. 38 to 114mm

Approx. 37 to 185mm

Zoom

Optical Zoom

3X

5X

Digital Zoom

4X (12X in combination with optical zoom)

4X (20X in combination with optical zoom)

Focusing

Focus Type

Contrast Detection Auto Focus

Focus Modes

Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus

AF Area

Spot, Free or Tracking

AF Assist Lamp

Yes

Focus Range*1 (From Lens Surface)

Auto Focus

Approx. 15.75” to Infinity (W)

Approx. 15.75” to Infinity (W)

Macro

Approx. 3.9” to 19.7” (W)

Approx. 1.18” to 19.7”  (W)

Infinity Mode

Infinity (W)

Manual Focus

Approx. 3.9” to Infinity (W)

Approx. 1.18” to Infinity (W)

Exposure

Exposure Metering

Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element

Exposure Control

Program AE

Exposure Compensation

-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Shutter Type

 

CMOS electronic shutter, mechanical shutter

Shutter Speed*2

Auto

1 to 1/1250 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)

1 to 1/1000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)

Night Scene (BEST SHOT)

4 to 1/1250 second

4 to 1/1000 second

Aperture*3

F3.9 (W) to F7.1 (W)*4

F3.6 (W) to F8.5 (W)*5

White Balance

Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB

Sensitivity (SOS)*6

Still Images

Auto, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600

Movies

Auto

Other
Recording Functions

Image Stabilization Mechanism

No

CMOS-shift image stabilization

Prerecord Still Images*7

Yes

Slow Motion View*7

Yes

Lag Correction*7

Yes

BEST SHOT

 

Yes: 21 scenes

High Speed Anti Shake*7

Yes

High Speed Night Scene*7

Yes

High Speed Best Selection*7

Yes

Multi-motion Image*7

Yes

Move Out Continuous Shutter*7

Yes

Move In Continuous Shutter*7

Yes

Prerecord Movie

Yes

YouTube™ Capture Mode

Yes

Face Detection

Yes

Self-timer

10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer

Built-in Flash

Flash Modes

Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction

Monitor Screen

2.5-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD),
230,400 dots (960 x 240)

2.7-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD),
230,400 dots (960 x 240)

Timekeeping Functions

Date and Time

Recorded with image data

On-image Time Stamp Function

Yes

Auto Calendar

To 2049

World Time

162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time

Input/Output Terminals

 

USB/AV port

USB

Hi-Speed USB

Microphone

Monaural

Speaker

Monaural

Power Requirements

Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-60) x 1

Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x 1

Dimensions (Excluding Projections)

3.8” (W)  x 3.2” (H) x .64” (D)

3.9” (W)  .15” x 2.3” (H) x .9” (D)

Weight (Excluding Battery and Accessories)

Approx. 4.19 oz

Approx. 5.11 oz

Bundled Accessories

Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM

*1. Range is affected by optical zoom. *2. May differ according to camera setting. *3. Aperture changed by optical zoom or recording mode. *4. F7.1 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used. *5. F8.5 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used. *6. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. *7. Maximum image size 2816 x 2112 pixels.